Spinach Tortellini

This was a delicious meatless pasta dish from Cooking Classy, however, it was high on the calories, coming in at 543 calories for a 1 cup serving! Maybe I will look at ways of reducing that, as I would love to have it again sometime soon.

Serves: 5          Calories: 543

  • 20 oz 3 Cheese Tortellini
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic – minced
  • 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 1/4 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 (14.5oz) can Small Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Spinach – chopped & packed
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste
  • 6 tbsp Fresh Parmesan Cheese – finely grated

Cook tortellini according to the directions given on the package

While the tortellini is cooking, melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet

Add garlic, saute for 30 seconds, then add the flour & onion powder & cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute

While whisking, slowly pour in the milk & cream, continuing to whisk until smooth

Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to simmer, then add tomatoes, spinach, basil and oregano. Season with salt & pepper to taste

Cook several minutes longer until the sauce has thickened and the spinach has wilted. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat

Toss the prepared & drained tortellini into the sauce mixture & serve warm sprinkled with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired

Spinach Tortellini

About intheiversonkitchen

My husband, James & I have been married since 2007 & have 4 little ones, Rhys, Anwyn, Llewelyn & Aled. I love to cook & love to try new dishes, so decided to share with the world what happens in my kitchen & in other areas of my home. I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to make comments or suggestions, I welcome them all!
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